Glencoe Software, Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of Data InPress, a suite of data publication tools for integrating multidimensional image data into on-line publications. The suite comprises Glencoe Software’s DataViewer application and Video Injection Service.
The DataViewer is a browser-based application for hosting and visualizing multidimensional image data in the original file formats acquired by a variety of imaging systems. It was developed by Glencoe Software in conjunction with The Journal of Cell Biology, and it was first launched in December, 2008. The DataViewer uses two open-source technologies – Bio-Formats and OMERO – developed by the Open Microscopy Environment. Bio-Formats is a file interpretation library that can read over 150 different image file formats and write the data in a standardized format that preserves the image data and its associated metadata. OMERO is an image database management engine that can serve image data to web-based or desktop clients.
Data Publication Lead, Mike Rossner, said, “The future of scientific communication lies in providing access to the data underlying a publication and giving the reader the ability to interact with those data1. This will facilitate the validation of existing research studies and will provide the raw materials to build on those studies. Glencoe Software is excited to provide publishers with a means of achieving this goal for multidimensional image data.”
The Video Injection Service places video data in-line within the full text of an on-line publication, making it integral to the report. Video data are converted from any file type into standardized formats for viewing on desktop computers, tablets, or phones. Video injection can be easily integrated into existing publishing platforms and workflows.
Jason Swedlow, President of Glencoe Software, Inc., said, “In most on-line publications, video data are still relegated to supplemental material. Our Video Injection Service can restore these images to their rightful place as integral data in a research report.”
Colloquium on Rethinking the Future of Scientific Communication, March 9, 2012, Stanford University Libraries. https://lib.stanford.edu/files/Colloquium.Summary.Final_.pdf. Accessed July 30, 2014. ↩